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April ILSC Meetup

(Update: The event starts at 6:30, but pizza will arrive around 6. Feel free to show up and chat with new people before the talks start.)

Welcome to the April edition of the ILSC Meetup announcement! Congratulations to all fans and alumni of {NCAA tournament champion school}. The {champion school mascot}s played {phenomenally or adequately} and deserved a {hard-fought or blowout} win.

We're riding the lightning again this month, but we're going to focus on these newfangled collections of bound paper called books. Here's who we've got lined up so far:

  • Start Small, Stay Small (Kyle Shipley) -- A book on "micropreneurship," or identifying an underserved, very niche marketing and crafting a product for it.
  • What Every Body is Saying (Alan Steckley) -- Body language, and how it can be applied in customer interview sessions.
  • Enchantment (Nick Tippmann) -- Guy Kawasaki's book on "delightful" marketing.
  • The Startup Owner's Manual (Anthony Panozzo) -- The latest from Steve Blank. Anthony describes it as Business Model Generation + Four Steps to the Epiphany + editing.
  • ...And probably a bunch of famous celebrities!

If you're sick of hearing these people talk, volunteer by emailing me at [masked]. We'd love to have some new faces! Choose one of your favorite lean-related books and tell us about it. Feel free to focus on a particular portion of a book or use a book as a springboard to discuss a more general concept.

After that, Eric Meyer will talk about the principles of classical Lean and their application to startups. Eric has a conflict and will try again in May.

Depending on how many lightning talks we get lined up, there may also be a paper prototyping exercise.

There will be pizza and soft drinks to ward off cannibalism for a few hours. If there are specific topics or activities you'd like to see at a future event, let us know!

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  • Trey B.

    Great crowd, definitely an informative and entertaining session. The breakout session - while a times a bit labored - was worthwhile for me and seemed to be a good exercise in agile/lean development practices.

    April 5, 2012

  • Erich S.

    Presentations were good and informative, but I don't like group exercises where it's too unstructured. I feel like the fat kid in dodgeball.

    April 5, 2012

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